Scholarships Available for the MFA at UMKC

The MFA Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has multiple fellowships, graduate teaching assistantships, and scholarships to award to incoming students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

UMKC’s Interdisciplinary MFA in Creative Writing & Media Arts is an exciting studio-research program that combines intensive workshops with literature and craft classes to foster discovery and mastery in creative writing. Their writers choose both a primary and secondary focus from five areas of study: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. Students are supported by award-winning faculty and UMKC’s outstanding resources: five reading series; opportunities to work with New Letters Magazine and New Letters on the Air, workshops with esteemed visiting writers, and various internships with a network of professional partners, including LitHub. Students may enroll full or part time. This 42-credit hour program is designed to promote life-long learning and creative engagement with academic and professional communities and beyond. There are several types of funding available, including $25,000 Durwood Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, and Creative Writing Scholarships. Additional information, and a link to the online application, is available at: